Being Honest Makes You Healthier

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Honesty is the best policy, but you probably already knew that. What you more likely didn't know is that being honest can also push you on the right track to better health.University of Notre Dame, Indiana, recently conducted a study, which it calls the "honesty experiment" on 110 individuals between the ages of 18 and 71. The experiment assessed the number of lies that each individual told during a 10-week period. The individuals were monitored through a polygraph test.

 

From the evidence gathered, the study suggested that when the participants consciously reduced the number of lies they told they saw a significant improvement in their health. In other words, when the participants in the control group were asked to not tell any lies throughout the duration of the experiment, they reported fewer problems with their mental as well as physical health compared to those subjects who did tell lies. Additionally, they even reported better performance in personal and social relationships.

 

 

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